Cock of the Rock, a bird of tropical South America named for its habit of building its nest on top of rocks. The male is noted for his courtship dance, consisting of a series of hops. During the dance, he erects a brightly colored crest, which extends from the crown to the base of the bill.

There are two species, the Andean, or Peruvian, cock of the rock and the Guianan cock of the rock. The male of the Andean species is brilliant orange with black wings and tail. The female is orange-brown. The male of the Guianan species is red; the female, dull brown. Both species grow to a length of 11 inches (28 cm).

The cock of the rock belongs to the chatterer family, Cotingidae. The Andean cock of the rock is Rupicola peruviana; Guianan, R. rupicola.

The Andean cock of the rockThe Andean cock of the rock has rich orange-red feathers and nests atop rocks.